In today’s world, smart TV is a necessity. A fire TV stick is the best device to convert a regular TV into a smart TV. It gives us large content along with a lot of other features. A Wi-Fi connection is very important for using the fire stick up to its maximum potential.
A Fire TV Stick can, however, sometimes be a headache when it just doesn’t connect to a Wi-Fi network. There are many ways with which you can fix this problem. Given below are some troubleshooting tips.
Ways to fix Fire Stick which does not connect to a Wi-Fi
Now we will discuss the potential fixes that will definitely fix your Fire Stick. We recommend you to follow all the fixes as most probably one or the other will surely work for you.
Fix 1: Check the Router Connection
It is important to, first of all, check certain things with the router. A Fire TV Stick will connect to a Wi-Fi only when your Wi-Fi router is properly working. You need to make sure that it is connected with the Fire TV Stick and that there is no hindrance in the connection. If you find the DHCP disabled, you should then assign a static IP to the Fire TV Stick.
It will be best if you also make sure that the router is connected only to a set number of devices. In case, the number of connections has reached the maximum, you can increase the settings for the number of connections. Alternatively, you can disconnect some other devices to adjust the Fire TV Stick connection.
One more hindrance to Fire TV Stick connection can be in the router admin panel. It is possible that your Fire TV Stick is blocked or blacklisted in the router admin panel. In such a case, you just need to unlock or whitelist your Fire TV Stick in the router admin panel and then connect it to the Wi-Fi network.
Fix 1: Connect Fire TV Stick to an HDMI Extender
It is possible that your Fire TV Stick does not properly fit into the HDMI port of your TV. All you need to do is to use the HDMI extender of your Fire TV Stick. It will not only make sure that the stick fits properly, but it will also improve the Wi-Fi network connectivity. Also, the Fire TV remote will work better with an extender.
Fix 2: Unhide Wi-Fi SSID
If your Wi-Fi network is not showing in the list of available networks on your Fire TV Stick, then it is possible that your Wi-Fi network is set as hidden. In such a situation, you should either unhide your Wi-Fi network or else connect the Fire TV Stick to the hidden Wi-Fi network. For connecting to the hidden Wi-Fi network, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open the settings menu of your Fire TV Stick
Step 2: Select Network.
Step 3: Scroll down to where you find ‘Join Other Network.’ Click on it
Step 4: Then, you need to enter the SSID (read: name) of the Wi-Fi network. Then proceed by clicking on the Play/Pause button.
Step 5: Select the network’s security type and again proceed by clicking on the Play/Pause button.
Step 6: Now enter the password of your network and proceed by clicking on the Play/Pause button.
Step 7: Finally, confirm the details you have provided of the network and tap CONNECT (Play/Pause button on the remote). This way, you can connect your Fire TV Stick to the hidden Wi-Fi network.
Fix 3: Reboot Router
In case there is no issue with the Router connection or the network visibility, and the Fire TV Stick is still not connecting, then you should go for the rebooting option. You simply have to reboot your router and then connect the Fire TV Stick again to the router. This way, you can fix problems that are internal to the system.
Fix 4: Reboot Fire TV Stick
Rebooting the Fire TV Stick can be done by following these steps:
Using Remote Shortcut
You need to tap and hold the play/pause button, and the Select button on the remote control of your Fire TV Stick remote, together for a few seconds. This will generate a message saying ‘Your Amazon Fire TV is Powering Off’ and would automatically reboot the Fire TV Stick.
From Settings Menu
Step 1: Go to the Fire TV stick Settings menu.
Step 2: Select ‘My Fire TV’.
Step 3: Now select Restart
Step 4: To confirm, select the Restart option.
This will power off the Fire TV Stick, and it would restart immediately.
That’s all we had for you to fix your Fire TV Stick that isn’t connecting to the Wi-Fi network. We hope this guide helped you to solve this issue. Now, check out our Windows Guides, Gaming Guides, Social Media Guides, iPhone, and Android Guides to know more. If you have any queries, comment down with your name & email ID. Moreover, subscribe to our very own YouTube Channel in order to watch awesome videos on gaming and smartphone tips and tricks. Thank you!